Women's Soccer Earns Public Recognition Award
June 5, 2013
MILWAUKEE - The Marquette University women's soccer team has been honored with the NCAA Public Recognition Award for its multi-year academic progress rate.
The award is given each year to teams scoring in the top 10 percent of the APR in their respective sports. Every team that received an award this season posted APR scores between 978-1,000.
"Congratulations to our ladies for being recognized by the NCAA," said head women's soccer coach Markus Roeders. "We strive to be among the elite programs in the country when it comes to our in the classroom, on the field and in the community. We appreciate the efforts and dedication and how our ladies go about representing themselves, athletics and Marquette University."
The Golden Eagles have been recognized for four consecutive years with this award and are one of just three BIG EAST Conference women's soccer programs to be recognized by the NCAA.
Each year, the NCAA tracks the classroom performance of student-athletes on every Division I team through the annual scorecard of academic achievement, known as APR. The score measures eligibility and retention each semester or quarter and provides a clear picture of the academic culture in each sport.
The most recent APRs are multi-year rates based on scores from the 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 academic years.